- Home Town: Lockport, New York
- Birth Date: 12/23/1969
- Throws: Right
- Ball Weight: 15 lbs.
- 300 Games: 67
- Career National Titles: 2
- Career Earnings: $684,939
- Positive Axis Point: 5 1/4" x 1" Up
- Favorite Layout: Pin 5 1/2" from axis with extra hole
Brad started bowling when he was 3 years old. Everything he has is from my love for the sport of bowling inclucing meeting his wife Michelle at a bowling tournament. The two married in 1998 and now have three children; Dylan, Brielle and Ryleigh. Family is the most important thing in life to Brad.
Angelo enjoys golfing with his son Dylan and loves attending Brielle's dance recitals. Ryleigh is really fun to hang out with on the playground, too. When he is not competing or together with family, Brad conducts bowling camps throughout the United States and is now, one of the lead instructors during most BOWLU Camps. His goal is to meet you at a BOWLU Camp somewhere!
Angelo was the first bowler to lead the PBA in points without winning a title going on to be the Harry Smith PBA Point Leader in 2004.
In 2012, Angelo and his wife purchased a 24-lane bowling center in Lockport and are trying hard to grow the sport in his hometown.
Angelo was a Storm Amateur Athlete from 1997-2000 and in 2012, after ten years on the PBA Tour, he considers himself very fortunate to return to the best company in the business.
"Thank you Storm for allowing me to be a part of your team!"
Brad Angelo…Resides in Lockport, N.Y, with wife Michelle and children Dylan, Brielle and Ryleigh ... Nickname “Bro”...Favorites include Ocean's Eleven (movie), Steve Curtis Chapman's Declaration (CD) and Buffalo Bills (sports team)...His PBA Tour idol is Norm Duke, who is the best example of pure class…Member of Team USA in 1997 and ‘98.
2015: Finished 10th in USBC Masters...Finished fifth in Bear Open losing to Tommy Jones 179-161 in opening stepladder match.
Career: In 2014 had sesason best finish of fourth in Cheetah Championship...In 2012-13 won World Series of Bowling PBA Viper Championship for second career Tour title defeating Mika Koivuniemi 233-232 in the championship match...First title in 2008-09 came in his 119th Tour event…Has four runner-up finishes and 46 top 10 finishes… Owns one PBA Regional title...Had one television appearance which was a season’s best third place in Lumber Liquidators Marathon Open in 2009-10…Also finished fifth in season-ending DyDo Japan Cup in 2009-10
Career standard titles (2): 2008-09 - Omaha, Neb.; 2012-13 - Las Vegas (Viper Championship).
Awards: PBA Rookie of the Year (2002-03)… Harry Smith Point Leader Award (2003-04).
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My practice session usually consists of doing what I call challenge games. I bowl a couple of games of "low ball". A challenge where you attempt to score as low as possible while hitting at least one pin every shot. 0 on the first ball counts as a strike and 0 on the second ball counts as a spare. I usually average around a 55 or 60.
Then I do a challenge that I call "Strike from 5 arrows". I start out with getting lined up from wherever my identity allows me to get comfortable (usually the 3rd or 4th arrow). Then, while using the same ball, I move to the other 4 arrows (not the 6th or 7th) and get lined up from those. This allows me to expand my versatility and shot repeatability while zeroing in on my speed and rev-rate changes that moving to a different part of the invisible course calls for.
Then before I leave the bowling center, I usually shoot 15 or 20 10-pins and 15 or 20 7-pins out of a full rack.
Now that I own my own center, I am able to try some different routines that I have learned through my years of studying with BOWLU. One of those routines is where I take the 6-pin out of the full rack and attempt to strike without the 6 pin. This allows me to focus more easily on the 3-pin, which is the main pin to focus on in learning more about pin deflection. If you can learn to strike without the 6-pin in the rack... you'll certainly strike a ton when you're in competition.